Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC

Author(s): 
Osborne, Robin
Author(s): 
Cunliffe, Barry
ISBN: 
0197263259
Date published: 
October 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£40.00

Urban life as we know it in the Mediterranean began in the early Iron Age: settlements of great size and internal diversity appear in the archaeological record. This collection of essays offers for the first time a systematic discussion of the beginnings of urbanization across the Mediterranean, from Cyprus through Greece and Italy to France and Spain. Leading scholars in the field look critically at what is meant by urbanization, and analyse the social processes that lead to the development of social complexity and the growth of towns.